Four short links: 5 July 2018

Programming Language Ideas, Probability in Language, React Tutorial, and Open Plan Pain

By Nat Torkington
July 5, 2018
Four short links
  1. Papers on Programming Languages: Ideas from 1970s for Today — I suspect a vanishingly small number of these are unimplementable in Perl 6.
  2. If You Say Something is Likely, How Likely Do People Think It Is? (HBR) — more fascinating research into how people translate probabilities into language and back again. There is a serious possibility that you will enjoy this.
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  4. React from Zero — tutorial in the classic “just get something working, then hack on it” style. (via Simon Willison)
  5. The Impact of The “Open” Workspace on Human Collaboration? (Royal Society) — Contrary to common belief, the volume of face-to-face interaction decreased significantly (approx. 70%) in both cases, with an associated increase in electronic interaction. In short, rather than prompting increasingly vibrant face-to-face collaboration, open architecture appeared to trigger a natural human response to socially withdraw from officemates and interact instead over email and IM.
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